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UltimateBet Online Championship 2 Starts Friday

Second-Annual Poker Series Has 13 Events, $2 Million Guaranteed

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The second-annual UltimateBet Online Championship (UBOC 2) kicks off on Friday, Dec. 7, with a $100,000-guaranteed no-limit hold'em event with a $200 buy-in (with $15 registration fee). This time around, the series sports 13 events spanning 10 days and $2 million in guaranteed prize pools.

The series will conclude with the main event, a $750,000-guaranteed no-limit hold'em tournament with a $1,000 buy-in (with $50 registration fee), which will take place on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. ET.

Phil Hellmuth The series is no-limit hold'em heavy. Of the 13 events, 10 are variations of hold'em and three are variations of Omaha. Of the hold'em events, nine are no-limit hold'em tournaments, which include rebuy and shorthanded events, and one is limit hold'em. Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke, and other members of Team UB will be on hand to host and play in the events.

Along with the heaps of cash on the line, players will also be jockeying for position on the UBOC leader board. The leader-board winner at the end of the series will be awarded $100,000 for his accomplishment. All players who cash in an event earn points.

Satellites for the events are currently running for as little as $3.30. Satellites into the main event start at $11 for a turbo rebuy tournament. Click here to sign up for UltimateBet and to take advantage of a special deposit bonus through Card Player.

The winner of last year's first-ever UBOC main event was well-known Internet poker pro Brock "Maria Nuccia" Parker (aka t soprano). He earned more than $168,000 for taking down the event. That main event actually had a larger guarantee than this year's event ($1 million) and UltimateBet came out of pocket for $300,000 in overlays to cover the guarantee when 1,400 entrants bought in for $500 apiece.

The schedule of events for the UBOC 2 follows:

UltimateBet Online Championship 2 schedule
Event Date/Time (ET) Buy-in Game Guarantee
1 Fri., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. $200+$15 No-limit hold'em (sixhanded) $100,000
2 Sat., Dec. 8, 2 p.m. $100+$9 No-limit hold'em (rebuy) $75,000
3 Sat., Dec. 8, 6 p.m.
$200+$15 Pot-limit Omaha $50,000
4 Sun., Dec. 9, 5 p.m. $200+$15 No-limit hold'em $200,000
5 Sun., Dec. 9, 8 p.m.
$500+$30 No-limit hold'em $150,000
6 Mon., Dec. 10, 8 p.m. $200+$15 Limit hold'em $60,000
7 Tues., Dec. 11, 8 p.m. $200+$15 No-limit hold'em $100,000
8 Wed., Dec. 12, 8 p.m. $200+$15 Pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better $40,000
9 Thur., Dec. 13, 8 p.m. $200+$15 No-limit hold'em $150,000
10 Fri., Dec. 14, 8 p.m. $500+$30 No-limit hold'em (sixhanded) $100,000
11 Sat., Dec. 15, 2 p.m. $100+$9 No-limit hold'em (rebuy) $75,000
12 Sat., Dec. 15, 6 p.m.
$500+$30 Pot-limit Omaha $150,000
13 Sun., Dec. 16, 5 p.m. $1,000+$50 No-limit hold'em main event $750,000
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